Lazarus #9

Lazarus #9

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The critically-acclaimed series reaches the conclusion of its second arc, as Lift Selection begins in Denver, with hundreds of thousands of Waste from all over the Carlyle Domain desperate for a chance at a better life. Amongst them: the Barret Family reach for their last hope, the Resistance seeks to strike a blow, and Forever must find a needle in a haystack.

  • 10
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jul 7, 2014

    This creative team has truly created a special book that demands attention. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Jul 8, 2014

    While the next arc looks very intriguing and suggests a fleshing out of more families in the East, I was a little disheartened to see that in exchange for upping the price point from $2.99 to $3.50 per issue, all you get is a 5-week publication schedule instead of a 4-week turn around. Booooo. Does this mean sales of the singles are slipping? Lazarus is essentially 100% critically lauded from what I see, so that's a shame if the sales aren't corresponding because all of the punters are still favoring crap like Forever Evil instead of Forever Carlyle. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 2, 2014

    In truth, theres always something in Lazarus that makes me tap my fingers waiting for the next issue to arrive at my shop. Rucka and Lark are weaving a seriously complex world here, but one that is easy to get lost in. Every one in the book is a potential point of view character. Every one of those, even members of the family, can be related to by one reader or another. And every issue brings a new unraveling of what we dont know, or what we thought we knew. Thats brilliant serial storytelling, paired with a long view for the big picture, and pure enjoyment on every level. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chase Magnett Jun 30, 2014

    Lark does an incredible job of telling the emotional journey of both characters with almost no dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Jul 14, 2014

    Lazarus is a consistently great series from Image that goes for a mere $2.99 and Lazarus #9 is an especially stunning issue. There is a lot of action and character development for readers to sink their teeth into. This issue deserves all readers attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jul 5, 2014

    Rucka is right on track in developing his characters with enough intrigue and uniqueness to propel Lazarus into one of the best titles under the Image banner. Michal Lark and Santi Arcas' arwork continues its gritty and dark depictions; ideal for a story about millions of people on the brink of survival. It's official"Lazarus is a hit. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 2, 2014

    Lazarus #9 is a solid conclusion overall to the second arc. Some parts are a bit anti-climactic, but it all mostly came together in the end and featured some fantastic moments. Here's looking forward to the third arc when it hits. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Aug 8, 2014

    As a political thriller, Lazarus is a mature comic in the sense that it presents a lot of layers and some geopolitical themes that seem relevant to current affairs topics. Rucka's plotting has a balance to its methodology that doesn't force the reader to follow his agenda or convert to a specific perspective. The characters and world are presented as-is, and it's up to the reader to cultivate their own thoughts on the story. To some Angel may be a terrorist. To others, he could be a misguided freedom fighter. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 3, 2014

    If you're a fan of high concept drama and expansive world building, Lazarus remains a top pick. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 2, 2014

    “Lazarus”#9 is an action-packed romp that'll take your breath. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 4, 2014

    "Lazarus" #9 is an excellent wrap-up to one of the best ongoing series being published right now. While it's not a great place to leap into the end of a second storyline, trust me, you need to start reading this book. Because wherever it goes next? I can all but guarantee you, it's going to be enthralling. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Jul 6, 2014

    I would still like to see more out of the Barret parents, and since Michael and Casey are now going to be a part of the Carlyle world, we will hopefully see it. I think having all of these characters in one setting is a good move for the future, as their sometimes disparate storylines have not always gelled in previous issues. Still, Lazarus #9 is a satisfying conclusion to The Lift storyline, allowing the series to return more fully to the dynamics of the Carlyle family that we saw during the first arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam de Smith Jul 1, 2014

    Going back and reading issues 5-8, my feeling are pretty similar. It's a great story-arc, and we have to have time to bond with the characters – but it's still resolved in a fairly contrived way. I enjoyed it, I'll keep reading it, and I do recommend it – I just hoped for more. Read Full Review

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